Actor Grand L. Bush thrills 'James Bond' fans in Europe
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND -- When legendary Hollywood actor Grand L. Bush decided to attend a well-received autograph-signing event in the United Kingdom, the James Bond movie franchise alum aimed to please those fans and movie buffs who had traveled the globe to meet their favorite celebrities in person.
Bush was one of more than a dozen other memorable actors who portrayed pivotal roles in the James Bond movie series to attend Autographica, the largest venture of its type in the world.
The event, which also recognized James Bond's 50th anniversary, took place at the luxurious Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
Widely known as a 'renaissance man,' Bush's eye-catching wardrobe consisted of designer suits and ensembles that were made in Italy, Mexico and America.
The marvelous outfits Bush wore throughout the well-attended spectacle were representative of what he has fashioned during many red carpet appearances in Hollywood over the past three decades.
At a gala dinner reception to pay homage to former NASA astronauts, members of the "Star Wars" movie series and James Bond movie franchise in attendance, emcee Paul Jones hailed Bush - to thunderous applause - as being the "best-dressed" gentleman at the 3-day event.
Autographica marked the second time England has honored Bush for the role he played in "Licence to Kill," the 16th installment in the Bond series of films.
In 1989, Bush attended the premiere of "Licence of Kill" in London, where he was greeted personally by His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Her Royal Highness Princess Diana at the Prince's Trust, the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom.
Although Bush retired from acting in 2003 to return to medicine, his countless number of major contributions to the world of entertainment and community remain strong and appreciated the world over.